Recent Blog Posts
Your A/C Maintenance Checklist
06/13/2018Dirt and neglect are the top causes of heating and cooling system inefficiency and failure. While many can be completed on your own, proper maintenance by a qualified technician is one of the most …
Growing A Business Through Energy Efficiency
06/11/2018“We have used the things we have learned, the experience we have gained, and the relationships we have built working with the DCSEU to expand into energy efficiency work in Maryland and Virginia."
5 Ceiling Fan Hacks to Help You Keep Cool & Save Energy
06/06/2018Go in the right direction.
Setting the fan's blades to spin counter-clockwise can help you feel cooler by creating a cool breeze. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that when using a ceiling fan …
Embassy of Canada Completes Lighting Retrofits, Greening Initiatives
05/07/2018After obtaining LEED Silver certification in 2014, the Embassy of Canada in Washington is continuing to work towards further greening of its operations.
DCSEU Joins WinnCompanies and Mayor Bowser to Celebrate Completion of $69 Million Project to Renovate and Preserve 303 Units of Low-Income Housing
05/03/2018The DCSEU today joined with WinnCompanies, an award-winning national property development and management company, and Mayor Muriel Bowser to mark the completion of work that dramatically improved the quality of life for 750 low-income residents and installed the District’s largest community solar project to reduce energy bills for struggling residents throughout the nation’s capital.
DC’s Newest Food Incubator Goes Green with Energy Efficiency: Tastemakers Opens Food Hall in Former Brookland Factory
04/19/2018Tastemakers DC is proud to announce the official opening of its food hub consisting of a commercial kitchen and food hall in the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast DC on Saturday, April 21.
Recent Press Releases
Focus on Green Technology: Building Sustainable Cities of the Future
01/24/2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC, January 24 2018 – Today, the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) is proud to hold Focus on Green Technology: Building Sustainable Cities of the Future. The event seeks to bring emerging energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability technologies from all over the world to the District of Columbia, giving industry experts and innovators a chance to convene and discuss challenges and opportunities for a brighter future through smart green tech. “We are proud to bring these companies to the District to present their ideas and to provide District residents and businesses with a platform to learn about and access state-of-art technologies for higher energy cost savings and lower carbon emissions benefitting everyone,” said Ted Trabue, Managing Director of the DCSEU.
DCSEU to invest $2 Million in Energy Efficiency Projects Benefitting Vulnerable Communities
01/22/2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC, January 22 2018 – The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) is proud to announce that it will invest $2 million in competitive and innovative projects that improve energy efficiency in low-income communities. With the Income Qualified Efficiency Fund, the DCSEU will provide incentives for energy efficiency upgrades – both gas and electric – in affordable housing or institutions that serve vulnerable populations, such as clinics and shelters, in the District. To implement the projects, the DCSEU will focus on working with local contractors, especially District-based Certified Business Enterprises (CBEs) registered with the District Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD).
How to Brace for “Bomb Cyclone”
01/03/2018When the bomb cyclone sweeps over the DC area, temperatures might drop further to record-lows in continuation of a cold snap that has punished the U.S. for the past 10 days. The cold has driven up heating fuel demand to unprecedented levels while prices have skyrocketed to rare highs.